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Aug 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
-old and her alleged kidnapper. president obama's plan to balance national security and privacy concerns. jeff pegues and major garrett report. and built for speed-- terrell brown shows us what science is learning about usain bolt, the fastest man alive. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod with a wtern edition of the broadcast. we begin tonight in colorado with a deadly mudslide. rescue crews recovered one body just west of colorado springs, and three others are missing after flash floods caused not just by heavy rains last night, but by forest fires last year. here's heather burke from our denver affiliate kcnc. >> reporter: the cleanup has begun at manitou springs, colorado. this restaurant was washed out by the water surge. farley mcdonough showed us where the flood line reached two feet. >> this is what all of the professionals have been telling us could happen so we've been work very hard to be ready but you can only be so ready when something like this happens. >> reporter: just an inch and a half of rain tr
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Aug 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
biggest guessing games-- who will president obama appoint to be the next federal reserve chairman. the name janet yellin figures prominently in the speculation, but not always, her supporters say, for the right reasons. jeff pegues has more on that. >> reporter: the president is candid about the choice he faces-- >> it is definitely one of the most important economic decision i'll make in the remainder of my presidency. >> reporter: among the favorites, former obama economic adviser lawrence summers and the current vice chair of the federal reserve, janet yellin. taken together the names spark debate whether sexism is at play in the decision. just look at the headlines-- sex, money, and gravitas. and "funny how gender never came up during bernanke's nomination." a woman has never held the job, and professor lara brown said there is a perception of bias. >> these are roles that are seen as men's issues-- money and war. and both of those things require sort of a masculine temperament, according to the stereotypes. >> reporter: while summers isn't weighing in on the debate, his comment ei
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Aug 24, 2013 4:30pm PDT
mall. >> i'm not prepared to sit down and give up. >> axelrod: president obama weighs military options against syria, even as the regime denies responsibility for chemical attacks. holly williams has the latest. and school's out, but this bus has been bringing meals to hungry children all summer. don dahler takes us on a lunch break. >> they help you be healthy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. we begin tonight in california where firefighters are battling a massive wildfire in and around yosemite national park. it's threatening the power and water supply some 150 miles to the west in san francisco. governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency as 2600 firefighters battled the nearly 200 square mile fire. right now, just 5% of the fire is under control. as teresa garcia reports, the flames are moving toward a reservoir that supplies most of san francisco's water and has already shut down two of the city's hydroelect power plants. >> reporter: the fastest growing wildfire in the nation is now raging i raging
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Aug 18, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >>> president obama and familyam will return to the white house h tonight after vacationing on martha's vineyard for the past nine days. the president has kept a low low profile. he was back on the golf courseol today with thef pft the world bank, a fundraiser andaise presidential aid. he did interrupt his vacation to speak out publicly and condemn the violence in egypt. >> 79 people were killed in crashes between police and supporters of former president mohamed morsi saturday raising the death toll to nearly 900 inl the past four days in egypt. e with the violence showing no signses of slowing down, d lawmakers are voicing opinions o on what the united states's rol' should be. fox's brian yenis has the latest. >> reporter: united states givev egypt about $1.5 billion annually. that amount is second to the $3 billion given each year to israel. since the removal of president mohamed morsi and it violent uprising president obama stopto delivering f.-16 jets and canceled joint exercises withiss egypt but has not cut off aid. >> the president is caught is between a rock and a hard
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Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm PDT
sale, two blocks from president obama's chicago home. with 7 bedrooms and a national historic landmark designation, it can be had for $2.4 million dollars. and there's this one, from 1892, also on chicago's south side, where louisa mcpharlin grew up. >> this would have been the reception room. >> she's now the real estate agent looking for a buyer for this fixer-upper priced at $1.1 million. >> i mean you admit it needs work, perhaps $300,000 to a million dollars of work? >> i would say that that is true. >> reporter: and the work has to be done a certain way. >> this house is made with terra cotter coloured roman brick, roman brick is not made any longer. i will to special order the brick. >> mcpharlin believes wright's reputation is a selling point. >> he was proud of the fact that they are very livable houses. >> the montenegro's home is move-in ready but it was built in 1906. >> our house has leaks but we've gone ahead and fix it. what 100 year old house has not leaks. >> just part of the price for living in a piece of american history. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >> jeff: th
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Aug 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
says the obama administration has lost credibility. >> we have to comply with the law. and we are-- this administration did not do that after threatening to do so. >> reporter: the president returns from his vacation tonight and increasingly there are concerns the lines of communication between egypt's military leaders and u.s. officials are breaking down, jeff. >> jeff: jeff, thank you very much. in egypt today the military says the world isn't getting the full story. from cairo here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: with images like these broadcast around the world, egypt's military-backed government knows it has an imagn image problem. today the foreign minister to the foreign press we haven't been telling the whole truth. his staff handed out photos showing gunman among the protestors. it was a clear attempt to brand the muslim brotherhood as a terrorist organization. >> 800 people dead, 3,000 people wounded. it doesn't sound like restraint from your security forces. some of that we witnessed ourselves. how far are you prepared to go down this path before suffering serious conse
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Aug 25, 2013 6:00pm PDT
chemical attack as pressure mounts on president obama to punish the assad regime. holly williams in london and jeff pegues in washington have the latest. >> california's rim wildfire rages out of control threatening more homes and some of yosemite national park's precious sequoia trees. bigad shabbate is on the scene. >> a tragic battle ends for a florida boy with rare brain eating amoeba. >> and captain america, jeff glor interviews an american soccer superstar who has left the european stage to come play at home. >> looking forward to getting back to doing a little bit mor syria today agreed to a cease-fire to allow the inspectors to work. 355 people died on the outskirts of damascus wednesday from what appears to be a chemicalave two reports, first to holly williams in london. >> reporter: the breakthrough came 24 hours after the u.n.'s high representative for disarmament affairs angela kane arrived in damascus. syrian state tv announced that the government, which denies using chemical weapons, will allow u.n. weapons inspectors to start their investigation tomorrow. there's mounting ev
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Aug 3, 2013 6:00pm PDT
obama has not called him once since morsi's ouster. >> brown: we know that secretary of state bill burns is work with both sides. how are those negotiations oting? >> reporter: burns has been meeting with all the top players, including general sisi, and working closely with a top european union diplomat trying to get both sides to agree to a n.litical settlement to prevent further bloodshed. but we do not know how successful those talks have been. >> brown: clarissa ward in cairo for us tonight. narissa, thank you. the obama administration has amaoed a ban on importing certain older models of apple delsnes and ipads. the u.s. international trade commission imposed the ban in june on the grounds that the chinese made items violated a patent owned by samsung. today's ruling is the latest chapter in a more than two year long battle between the two companies. rex rodriguez takes the field again tonight for the a.a. trenton thunder. it could be his last game before major league baseball imposes fhat could be a career-ending ispension but if baseball's highest paid player is feeling the
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Aug 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
quote doing is okay with me. >> it's great. it's essential. by the way president obama thinks it's essential. it's essential if we want to minimize the kind of strikes that we just had in boston. it's absolutely essential. >> reporter: at what point would be it be alarming for you in terms of government surveillance?
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Aug 7, 2013 5:30pm PDT
>> o'donnell: tonight, a rift with russia. president obama calls off the summit with president putin, payback for giving asylum to n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. major garrett on the strained relations. u.s. drones take out more suspected terrorists in yemen as s e government there claims it has stopped planned attacks by al qaeda. bob orr has the latest. lalospora makes still more americans sick. dr. jon lapook reports the outbreak has exposed a gap in the technology needed to trace the source of dangerous diseases. and anthony mason with the man who had the right stuff to chronicle the civil rights movement. >> i was skinny, i was quick, i was fast. the cops couldn't catch me. . captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> o'donnell: good evening. scott is on assignment, i'm irah o'donnell. it's not a return to the cold br, but there is a distinct still tonight in relations between the united states and russia. sesident obama today scrapped plans for a one-on-one meeting gith president putin in moscow mxt month. the w
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Aug 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
action was rejected by his parliament. president obama has been planning a military strike in retaliation for what appears to have been a poison gas attack by syrian forces last week against rebels fighting the dictatorship there. first, we'll go to mark phillips in london. >> reporter: you could almost hear the brakes being applied. david cameron had called the british parliament back from recess. he had hoped to get it to authorize military action against syria. but faced with an opposition wanting to wait for the u.n. inspectors in damascus to report and fearing a rebellion of some of his own party, cameron had to back down even before the debate began. he tried to make the case that any military action would be strictly limited to trying to deter any further use of chemical weapons. >> i think we can be as certain as possible that when we have a regime has used chemical weapons on 14 occasions, that is most likely responsible for this large-scale attack, that if nothing is done it will conclude that it can use these weapons again and again and on a larger scale and with im
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Aug 9, 2013 5:30pm PDT
evening news" with scott pelley. on glor: good evening, everyone, scott's on assignment. president obama defended the surveillance program but he promised some changes say the american people need to have confidence in those programs. at a news conference, the president pledged more openness about surveillance operations, including ones that collect phone records and watch internet traffic. he said he'll work with congress to reform the part of the patriot act that geneva it is collection of so-called meta data but he gave no specifics. he wants a privacy advocate to weigh in when the government asked the fisa court to improve a surveillance request and he's calling for a panel of outside experts to review the government's programs. major garrett was there. he is at the white house tonight. good evening, major. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. the president said the nation's vast surveillance network is vital to national security and better kept secret but now that classified details have been leaked about government internet and phone snooping, mr. obama is pulling back the curtain on s
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Aug 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
and he said president obama believes there must be accountability. it is the latest sign that the administration is preparing a military strike against the assad regime. kerry said that he had looked again at the pictures that we all saw last week of the victims of the attack-- many of them children-- and he can't get them out of his head. here is some of what have the secretary had to say. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear: the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard it is inexcusable and, despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is the undeniable. >> pelley: we asked david martin at the pentagon to tell us more about the military operations. >> reporter: the words secretary of state used and the force with which he delivered them left little doubt the u.s. will soon strike syria. >> president obama believe there is must be accountability for those w
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Aug 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
against syria, president obama released an intelligence assessment that says the u.s. has "high confidence" that the syrian dictatorship attacked civilians last week with nerve gas, killing 1,429 people including 426 children. those numbers, according to the administration today. what is the evidence? well, the report shares only a small portion of what the administration says it has. mr. obama says the assad regime must be held to account, but he has not yet made a final decision on how or when to do that. we have a team covering the story and we're going to go first to david martin at the pentagon. >> reporter: with five navy destroyers now in position to launch cruise missiles, secretary of state kerry laid out the evidence which has convinced the obama administration the syrian regime was responsible for that attack. >> in all of these things that we know-- all of them-- the american intelligence community has high confidence. high confidence. this is common sense. this is evidence. these are facts. >> reporter: much of the evidence comes from spy satellites and intercepted
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Aug 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
" with scott pelley. tion is >> pelley: good evening. the obama administration is putting a ground stop on a deal that would form the largest airline in the world. the justice department filed an antitrust suit today to try to block the merger of american airlines and u.s. airways. saying that it would hurt consumers. as evidence, the government cites internal memos in which executives of the two airlines say that previous mergers have allowed the industry to raise fees and fares. publicly, those airlines claim that the deal would be good for travelers. so unless the two sides can settle their differences the merger is flying into court. here is transportation correspondent sharyl attkisson. >> reporter: it's the first time in 14 years that the federal government has filed a lawsuit .o block an airline merger. u.s. airways and american announced plans to combine in february. daryl jenkins is an airline industry analyst. do you think u.s. airways and ayerican were caught by surprise by this? >> everybody was caught by surprise on this. >> the federal government is worried about the impac
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Aug 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
add to the pressure on the obama administration to take action. but what are the options? margaret brennan has that. why do some older people have minds as sharp as people decades younger? >> i still have to check once in a while. >> pelley: dr. jon lapook with the super-agers. and chip reid with an amazing discovery on the shores of the potomac. what was your excitement level when you saw it? >> i'd say about a ten. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. we are beginning tonight with the fires running wild in the west, because there are so many of them now and they are threatening hundreds of homes. right now, 19,000 firefighters are fighting 50 major fires in ten western states. in idaho alone, they burned more than 450 square miles, and with lightning in the forecast tonight, it could get worse. in california, a wildfire outside yosemite national park tripled in size overnight. it now covers more than 84 square miles. so far, firefighters have contained only 2% of it. teres
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Jul 31, 2013 5:30pm PDT
get hit hardest. the obama administration defends collecting the phone records of millions of americans. bob orr tells us members of congress are skeptical. >> so what's it going to be next? >> pelley: can it be? anthony mason reports economic performance is now tied in part to how well lady gaga performs. and when julie stitt decided to donate her kidney, it set off a chain of events she could not have imagined. >> i've never seen anything like that in 28 years in the transplant field. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, scott's off tonight on t's off nt, i am bob schieffer. the other shoe is about to drop as in the baseball drug scandal. major league baseball has gotified the players' union which players it intends to tspend. m don't know how many will be affected but the game's highest- pld player, alex rodriguez of the new york yankees, is expected to be among the hardest tht. terrell brown has our report. >> reporter: alex rodriguez worked out in tampa today, wocovering from an injury that has kept him
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Aug 23, 2013 4:30pm PDT
, president obama's national security advisor has just sent out a tweet calling what happened in syria an apparent chemical weapons attack. and the commander of u.s. forces in the mediterranean has ordered navy warships to move closer to syria to be ready for a possible cruise missile strike. launching cruise missiles from the sea would not risk any american lives. it would be a punitive strike designed not to topple syrian dictator bashar al-assad but to convince him he cannot get away the w using chemical weapons. joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey is expected to present options for a strike at a white house meeting on saturday. potential targets include command bunkers and launchers used to fire chemical weapons. however, officials stress president obama, who until now has steadfastly resisted calls for military interventions, has not made a decision. u.s. intelligence detected activity at known syrian chemical weapons sites in the days before the attack. at the time, that did not appear out of the ordinary. but now it is part of the circumstantial evidence pointing toward an
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Aug 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
action. although president obama has not yet made a final decision, u.s. officials expect a strike will begin soon after that. >> pelley: david, what could the syrians do if the united states does eventually attack? >> well, for one they could try to attack the fleet but i think the ships are probably too far offshore and too well defended for that. the other thing, scott, they could try to use chemical weapons again, since it is unlikely a single strike will completely eliminate them. >> pelley: david martin following developments at the pentagon. david, thank you very much. the u.s. view of all of this got a major endorsement today from 22 arab countries. the arab league said that it agrees the assad dictatorship was behind the chemical attack. the whitehouse made a point of saying today that it is not the goal of any u.s. military action to remove assad from power, though that is exactly what many syrians would like. holly william is just across the syrian border in turkey. >> reporter: a father is reunited with his young son who he thought had died in last week's alleged chemical at
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Aug 7, 2013 7:00pm EDT
chill tonight in relations between the united states and russia. president obama today scrapped plans for a one-on-one meeting with president putin in moscow next month. the white house cited a lack of progress on critical issues. but the last straw was putin's decision to give temporary asylum to edward snowden, the n.s.a. leaker. and it represents the latest failure in mr. own's long-stated goal of rebooting u.s./russian relations. major garrett is at the white house. major? >> reporter: norah, before killing the summit, president obama asked the state department and department if anything could be achieved with president putin on arms control, missile defense, syria or human rights. across the board the answer came back no. as one top presidential advisor told us "nothing added up, and we weren't going to have a summit for the sake of appearances." president obama did not announce his intention to cancel the summit on the "tonight show," but he left plenty of hints. >> there have been times where they slip back into cold war rhinking and a cold-war mentality and what i consis
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Aug 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
o.r team in cairo. charlie, thanks very much. enesident obama retaliated against the egyptian generals today by canceling joint twotary exercises that the u.s. holds with egypt every two years. more t. obama did not suspend militare than $1 billion in military aid that the u.s. gives acypt each year. ne vacation in martha's vineyard, mr. obama had this to say. >> we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights insential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial cw, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual righ freedom or that might makes right. and today, the united states extends its condolences to the families of those who were killed and those who were wounded. >> pelley: what is at stake? we're bringing in juan zarate, an advisor in the george w. bush administration. he's now our senior national security analyst. and major garrett, our senior white house correspondent. major, what did the an administration do to try to head did thef? >> scott, behind the scenes, the
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Aug 20, 2013 5:30pm PDT
anybody else for that matter, dollar for dollar. >> all right. well thank you, charlie. president obama called in his top national security advisors to the white house today to talk about the crises. some in congress say the white house has already called off military aid to the egyptians. but the white house is denying that major garrett is there tonight. major, what do you make of that. >> well, i can tell you this bob. on here at the whitehouse. it's a very intense debate going on here at the white house. so intense the white how is keeping many of the details under wraps. they won't even tell us for example, bob, how long the president's meeting with his national security team lasted today. what's clear is egypt has never been more in jeopardy. some lawmakers say $600 million in impending aid from the united states to egypt has been temporarily suspended. the white house denies this. the truth is somewhere in between. the united states has until september 30th to deliver that military aid which means it's not been suspended and hasn't been halted. it's just in limbo and it's a pract
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Aug 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
obama stood as dr. king did at the lincoln memorial and addressed a crowd of thousands gathered on the national mall. he paid tribute to those who had marched a half century earlier demanding jobs and freedom. >> on the battlefield of justice men and women without rank or wealth or title or fame would liberate us all in ways that our children now take for granted. as people of all colors and creeds live together and learn together and walk together and fight alongside one another and love one another and judge one another by the content of our character in this greatest nation on earth. >> pelley: the president had warned yesterday that his speech would not be as good as dr. king's, which is considered by many to be among the best political speeches of all time. jeff pegues was in the crowd for us today. >> reporter: a crowd of tens of thousands pressed up against barricades on the national mall. young and old arrived from across the country to join a celebration half a century in the making. edith hill cannon grew up in the '60s in mississippi. >> as much as my parents tried to pr
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Aug 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
disappointed by russia's move. president obama personally lobbied the russian lobbied vladimir putin to expel snowden so he could face felony charges in the united states. attorney general eric holder and top administration officials warned russia not to cross the united states over snowden. now that it has, the dilemma for the white house is how to respond forcefully without elevating snowden above every other conversation between the united states and russia. >> schieffer: well, you know, the president is going to an international economic conference in st. petersburg, russia, next month. he's also supposed to, while he's there, as you know, major, have a private meeting with putin. does he still plan to do that. >> reporter: the first time, bob the white house said sade it is not committing and longer that face-to-face meeting between president obama and president putin in moscow just before that big economic conference. the white house says it is reviewing the utility of such a meeting, suggesting it could be the first but possibly not the only casualty of the snowden affair. >> schieffer
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Aug 6, 2013 5:30pm PDT
lindsey graham flew to cairo at president obama's request and today they told egypt's military leader general abdel fatah al- sisi the time is running out. ararissa ward sat down with both senators in cairo. >> reporter: are you alarmed by what you see happening in egypt? >> oh, my god. i didn't know it was this bad. these folks are days or weeks away from all out bloodshed. >> reporter: senators graham and mccain outlined the steps that general al-sisi should take to prevent that. >> there's only one way that we can bring about a peaceful egypt and that is a process of negotiation and reconciliation between the major players. >> reporter: did you get the sense that general al-sisi embraced your message? >> i got the impression about general al-sisi that he is very a very strong man and that he is trying to do what he thinks is best for the egyptian people. >> but without reconciliation we know how this movie ends. you cannot sustain the status quo, and he understands that. >> reporter: graham and mccain said the muslim brotherhood leaders must be released from prison to enter into ne
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